Dick Staub is in London…

…and as he picks his brain, this falls out

Beautiful cathedrals throughout the UK stand empty, the scene of culturally obligatory weddings and funerals in post-Christian Britain. Is the US far behind?

I’m not so sure why this sentence from Staub reminded me of the news I heard today about a church in Atlanta, not far from where I used to serve, that has just sold its property for a million bucks. Their building is in the center of several thousand people who are moving closer into town. They’re closing up shop. I’m not sure what they’re going to do with the million bucks. I know they haven’t been involved in any significant culturally-relevant ministry in years. (But of course, who I am to cast a stone? I served in the same general area for 6+ years, and may have left too soon.)

I wonder how prophetic Staub’s take is…